Remodeling a kitchen is both an exciting and a formidable pursuit. In southwest Florida, home styles vary from sprawling estate to modern apartment, with kitchens befitting every shade in between. And then, not all Florida kitchens are indoors. Outdoor kitchens have the potential to expand a family’s living and entertaining space but come with their own sets of challenges and specifications.
A successful kitchen remodeler can connect with a home’s surroundings and its residents to understand how that space can fit their lifestyle. A gourmet kitchen may call for a high-end range, and double ovens for preparing four-course meals. The kitchen island in a waterfront condominium may need to serve double duty as a homework space and a breakfast bar. Maybe the addition of new cabinets or kitchen lighting would be enough to transform a space in a dated dwelling.
These Tampa Bay kitchen remodelers and general contractors are versed in the Gulf Coast’s patchwork styles, be it traditional Spanish, Mediterranean villa, or contemporary high-rise. All of the entries on our list provide kitchen remodeling ideas that resonate with the homeowner and work within the proposed timeline and budget. The firms that rise to the top have the longest histories of performing kitchen remodels. They also garner the most recognition from the press and industry organizations.
15) May Custom Home
Website | 813.223.2303 | 1306 W Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33606
Mike Arodak founded May Custom Home in 1996, nine years after he moved to Florida. Prior to that, he lived with his family in Toledo, Ohio, where they ran a successful construction business focused on building multi-unit residential projects. The historic and Mediterranean-style homes of Florida’s west coast were a welcome change and challenge.
When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, smart systems and green materials and techniques are May Custom Home specialties. Arodak is a certified solar contractor and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on HVAC and Energy Conversion. Kitchens, where most of a home’s appliances live, are an opportunity for May Custom Home to put their expertise to work in building a more energy efficient home.
May Custom Home does not sacrifice function or design for energy conservation. A fully customized kitchen design, including new cabinets, custom cut countertops, and luxury appliances can be green with the right general contractor on the job.
14) Hyde Park Renovations (Taylor Warner Kitchens)
Website | 813.528.3101 | 2907 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609
Hyde Park Renovations — formerly, Taylor Warner Kitchens — is a full-service remodel contractor serving Carrollwood, Feather Sound, Citrus Park, Saint Petersburg, Oldsmar, and the greater Tampa Bay area. The company is led by CEO Troy Steele, COO David Patton, Vice President Kevin Steele, and Field Operations Manager Bill Manion.
House Trends has featured two Hyde Park Renovations kitchen updates, which they implemented with the help of state-of-the-art technology. The firm uses project management software to stay on top of every project. They also use professional interior design software to create three-dimensional, digital renderings of the planned kitchen, so the homeowner can take a virtual tour of the space before demolition on their existing kitchen even begins.
For Hyde Park Renovation, a typical project budget ranges from $20,000 to $150k. Though their former name emphasizes their kitchen expertise, the general contractor is also available for bathroom remodels, additions, and full-scale renovations. They are fully licensed and hold membership with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and the Tampa Bay Builders Association.
13) Code Construction
Website | 727.210.5167 | 2451 N Mcmullen Booth Road, Suite 200, Clearwater, FL 33759
Joseph D. Logan, formerly of Logan Services, is president and owner of Code Construction in Clearwater, Florida. Logan, a University of Alabama graduate, founded the company in 2002. In the last 15 years, the company has remodeled homes in Belleair, Saint Petersburg, South Highpoint, and throughout Pinellas County and the greater Tampa Bay area.
A kitchen is the center of a home, so when it’s under construction, a homeowner’s life can feel turned upside down. Code Construction has earned a Better Business Bureau A+ rating, due largely to their attentive customer service. Whether the firm is renovating an indoor or an outdoor kitchen for a client, they are dedicated to keeping a home tidy and livable while they work on renewing the space.
Besides custom remodels and home additions, Code Construction offers property repair and reconstruction services for commercial and residential structures. The certified general contractor takes on project budgets that average between $50,000 and $100k.
12) DCI Home Improvements
Website | 727.999.4546 | 6235 Van Buren Street, New Port Richey, FL 34653
Master carpenter Pete DeCillis founded general contractor DCI Home Improvements in 1983. Though he and the company hail from Long Island, NY, DeCillis and his firm have been an integral part of Pasco County and Tampa Bay residential renovations since 1995. Family operated, DCI Home Improvements is co-owned by company Pete’s wife Deborah, vice president, and his son and company manager Jeffrey Akins.
DeCillis has assembled a team of trade experts and experienced managers. A kitchen remodel with their staff will cover all of the bases of countertop installation, custom cabinetry, and appliance selection. The team works with intelligent rendering software to create detailed maps of a client’s future kitchen. With a portfolio of remodeling projects averaging between $15,000 and $100k, DCI Home Improvements has earned Better Business Bureau accreditation with an A+ rating, as well as a state-certified residential contractor license.
DCI Home Improvements is more than superior kitchen renovations. Mostly through word-of-mouth client referrals, the company has also built home additions, renovated full interiors, and built houses from the ground up.
11) Waterford Fine Design & Construction
Website | 813.948.4160 | 1531 Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 202, Lutz, FL 33548
Lutz design and general contracting firm Waterford Fine Design & Construction has worked on over 200 homes in the greater Tampa Bay area. Company owner Toliver Payne is a certified general contractor who also holds an architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic University. Payne founded Waterford Designs in 1985, and the firm has since been featured in the annual Tampa Bay Builders Association Parade of Homes showcase.
In the Sunshine State, no home design is complete if it doesn’t maximize outdoor space. Waterford Fine Design & Construction leverages their long southwest Florida history to bring function and form to outdoor kitchen renovations. The team partners with clients to extend their living space outdoors, so families can enjoy the year-round fair temperatures.
A commercial and residential licensed contractor, Waterford Fine Design & Construction uses a customizable, step-by-step process to cover all the necessary bases with a client to make a project succeed. From site evaluation to completing the final budget, this firm ensures that every kitchen update, bathroom remodel, or custom home is installed to perfection.
10) Silver Palm Custom Homes & Remodeling
Website | 727.420.6693 | 4801 Gulf Boulevard, Suite 347, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
A National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Certified contractor, Silver Palm Custom Homes & Remodeling has won 2015, 2016, and 2018 CoTY Awards for a Residential Interior remodel between $75,000 to $150k from the organization’s Tampa Bay chapter. The business owners, Chuck and Susan Dawson, have been building and remodeling homes throughout their 22-year marriage. A certified contractor and interior designer, respectively, the Dawsons bring synergistic expertise to remodels ranging from kitchens and bathrooms to additions and full home remodels.
From their office in St. Pete Beach, Silver Palm Custom Homes & Remodeling takes on projects throughout St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Hillsborough, Clearwater, and the greater Tampa Bay area. Chuck is also President of the local NARI chapter.
For kitchen remodels, the company also offers a custom cabinetry line, with a full range of stone countertops, undermount lighting, and recommended appliances. Silver Palm Custom Homes & Remodeling is especially proficient in transforming dated, cramped condominium kitchens into functional, family spaces.
9) Rossi Construction
Website | 727.599.3699 | 6708 Benjamin Road, Suite 400, Tampa, FL 33634
Rossi Construction has performed Tampa Bay remodels for more than 15 years. President and owner Jason Rossi began his construction career even before founding his eponymous Tampa-based outfit. Remodeling Magazine recognized Rossi Construction as one of their Big 50 — the top general contractors in the country. The firm, which is a Tampa Bay Builders Association member, has also received the Guild Quality Big 50 Customer Service Award.
An unusable kitchen is a headache for homeowners, so Rossi Construction makes a point of optimizing timetables to ensure the renovation is done well with the least amount of disruption for the client. Furthermore, sometimes a kitchen remodel takes specific modifications to suit a client’s needs, which is why the Rossi Construction team are experts in Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant floor plans and fittings. With Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional certification, this contractor is versed in the most energy-efficient options for a gourmet and green kitchen.
Rossi construction also remodels bathrooms and provides design-build and historic renovation services. The firm serves residential and commercial clients in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Valrico, Brandon, Riverview, Wesley Chapel, and the surrounding areas.
8) Strobel Design Build
Website | 727.321.5588 | 2716 6th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Strobel Design Build is a licensed general contractor and residential renovation partner worthy of the Qualified Remodeler list of the Top 500 Remodelers in the country. Also a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the firm has been state certified since 1983. Through exceptional customer service and high-quality craftsmanship, Strobel Design Build maintains a more than 80 percent nationally certified staff and a clientele that includes 25-year veterans. Nine out of every 10 of their projects come from referrals or repeat clients.
Founder and President Don Strobel and Vice President of Operations Steve Zdrojewski uphold Strobel Design Build’s community-first values. That begins with working closely with southwest Floridians to realize their ideal renovations. The strategy has proven successful over the past 30-plus years. The Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has recognized Strobel Design Build with Contractor of the Year awards for several of their residential kitchen projects with budgets between $30,000 and $100k.
Strobel Design Build created an open plan kitchen from an underutilized family room. The design combines bright white and dark wood grain cabinetry for a traditional yet modern update. The kitchen opens to a distinct wet bar space with an integrated wine refrigerator.
7) Greaves Construction
Website | 813.985.2739 | 109 N. Burlingame Avenue, Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Tampa Bay Builders Association member Greaves Construction has remodeled homes throughout Tampa and Hillsborough for more than 30 years. Founded by Jonathan Greaves, a University of South Florida graduate and current company president, the Temple Terrace remodel contractor is an expert in kitchen and bathroom renovations, especially those that necessitate extra care and planning for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. They have offered turnkey, residential remodels since 1986.
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry Tampa Bay chapter has recognized Greaves Construction with several awards for local renovations, including an honor for best kitchen renovation between $30,000k and $60,000k. Tampa Bay Magazine has also featured the firm’s client-specific builds, which feature custom floorplans, countertops, and cabinetry.
Luxury finishes can come at a price, but a lighter electric bill can make up the difference down the line. As a Certified Green Professional, Greaves Construction can helps clients make selections for their kitchens that will be beautiful and energy efficient.
6) Robert H. Delafield
Website | 813.835.5080 | 2700 N. MacDill Avenue, Suite 217, Tampa, FL 33607
After returning from Vietnam in 1971, Robert Delafield headed into the construction business. Delafield was hands-on, learning the ins and outs of framing and concrete foundations. Just over 20 years later he went into business for himself, founding his eponymous general contracting firm, Robert H. Delafield, Inc. The company has since obtained Better Business Bureau Accreditation with an A+ rating.
Delafield specializes in kitchen updates that flow with a house’s existing aesthetic or undermining historic architecture. By carefully matching finishes, they are able to bring contemporary comforts to the heart of a home and maintain a cohesive design style throughout. The firm is also an expert in aging in place renovations that ensure that a kitchen is still functional for the homeowner, no matter how that person’s needs may change.
A Robert H. Delafield construction project budget usually runs between $40,000 and $500k. The company serves Pinellas County and Tampa neighborhoods, including Palma Ceia, Gandy, Golfview, Hyde Park, Westshore, and more.
5) Kiernan Remodeling & Design
Website | 941.748.1219 | 4007 39th Street, East Bradenton, FL 34208
Kiernan Remodeling & Design also handles the in-house design and construction of second-story additions, garages, in-law suites, and bath renovations. The Bradenton-based firm, founded in 1989 by company president John Kiernan, provides licensed kitchen renovations in Sarasota, Parrish, Ellenton, Palmetto, Lakewood Ranch, Anna Maria Island, and south Tampa Bay.
Remodeling Magazine has named Kiernan Remodeling & Design a top 50 remodeling contractor in the country on several of their annual rankings. Another industry standard publication, Qualified Remodeler magazine, has several times counted the Bradenton firm among the top 500 remodelers in the country. Among their local honors, Kiernan Remodeling & Design has been recognized by the Better Business Council of Manatee Chamber of Commerce and named Small Business of the Year by the Bradenton Herald.
Shrewd attention to detail and expert material knowledge makes Kiernan Remodeling & Design successful in managing kitchen remodeling costs. Thoughtful planning and strong customer service have contributed to the firm’s accreditation and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
4) West Coast Remodelers & Construction
Website | 813.244.5400 | 14502 N Dale Mabry Highway #200, Tampa, FL 33713
Larry Russell was 35 years into a career in large-scale construction when he opened his own shop. Russell had founded his first company in 1974, but he later moved to Tampa to take on an executive role at an organization that worked on construction projects for Fortune 500 companies. When he went back into business for himself again, it was in 2006 with West Coast Remodelers & Construction. The firm is now Better Business Bureau Accredited A+, with projects noticed by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and Remodel Tampa Bay.
Today, Russell has been able to repurpose the skills he built handling major brands and apply them to residential projects of every size and individualized customer service. When it comes to kitchen remodels, West Coast Remodelers & Construction handle everything from fine-tuning kitchen cabinetry to complete gut renovations. For the latter, the firm ensures that each element, countertop to cornice, works together for a practical and cohesive design. Their resounding testimonials and referrals continue to expand their customer base.
3) Avery Construction Design Consulting
Website | 855.447.9675 | 12880 Automobile Boulevard, Suite J – K, Clearwater, FL 33762
Jason Avery, the owner of Avery Construction Design Consulting, originally hails from Indiana but has now spent more than 25 years in Florida. Over the course of his career, Avery has managed over 1,500 construction projects. Today, he leads a home remodeling staff of 40 with more than 100 years of cumulative experience in the construction industry and nearly $15-million worth of completed renovations. Since 2011, the state-certified and Better Business Bureau-accredited general contractor has been taking on update and renovation projects in Clearwater, Largo, and Tampa Bay.
A client is more likely to be satisfied with kitchen cabinets after installation if a contractor can show how the new kitchen storage will look before its hung. That’s why Avery Construction Design Consulting provides full-color, 3D renderings of every remodel. The company also offers an estimate that reflects a range of budgets that can help a homeowner build the perfect kitchen. That rigorous attention to detail helped the team receive a trophy for the best kitchen remodels in the annual Tampa Bay Builders Association Parade of Homes showcase for the last four years in a row.
2) Artisan Design
Website | 813.933.9245 | 2304 West Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612
For over 25 years, Artisan Design has executed the design and renovation of kitchens, baths, and full interiors in Greater Northdale, Pebble Creek, Cheval, Lake Magdalene, Odessa, and the greater Tampa Bay area. Project construction values with their expert team can reach $500k, but projects with smaller budgets are completed with the same attention to detail.
Clients can peruse the firm’s 5,000-square-foot Tampa showroom for flooring and tile options, kitchen countertops, and custom cabinetry samples. Materials and construction services are available for luxury indoor and outdoor kitchen remodels. Though the selection is large enough to suit any taste, Artisan Design emphasizes timeless styles, quality construction, and high-end materials for a kitchen remodel that will endure. Their kitchens are also reflections of each client’s individual lifestyles. Artisan Design received an Aurora Award from the Southeastern Builders Conference, and Grand and Merit awards for Best Interior Design. House Trends has also featured the company’s kitchen projects for impeccable design and high-quality construction.
A couple from Hong Kong partnered with Artisan Design to create a kitchen that balances natural textures and contemporary lines. The result is a culinary paradise with ceiling-height, rough-hewn, stone backsplash and glossy, white cabinets. High-end, stainless steel appliances fit into dark, wood grain wall panels. The same material is used beneath the expansive, stone bar top.
1) S&W Kitchens
Website | 813.489.9372 | 3215 S MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33629
Open since 1977, S&W Kitchens is a state-licensed general contractor and plumbing contractor with multiple showrooms from coast-to-coast in Central Florida. Though the firm is headquartered in Orlando, they also have locations in Brevard, Palm Harbor, Winter Park, Windermere, Longwood, and South Tampa.
With showrooms full of kitchen and bath cabinetry, kitchen lighting, and plumbing fixtures, S&W Kitchens is prepared to outfit any luxury design. The designer and contractor generates virtual kitchen designs from base cabinet to range hood, so homeowners can be confident in their remodel before it even begins.
The owner of S&W Kitchens, Joseph Steenbeke, is University of Florida graduate who has served on the National Kitchen and Bath Association Advisory Council. As a member of the Florida Home Builders Association, S&W Kitchens is committed to performing the highest quality work and helping clients to make the strongest investments in their home remodeling projects. The firm has received a Chrysalis Remodeling Award and a Qualified Remodeler magazine Master Design award for their home renovation projects.